Jack is the new black, or White in this case as Jack White steps out from the shadows to announce the release of his first solo record.

Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, his debut album Blunderbuss is the first solo album from White who until now has preferred the trappings of being a member of the band.

In a prepared statement White reflected that Blunderbuss is “an album I couldn’t have released until now. I’ve put off making records under my own name for a long time but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name.”

“These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colors on my own canvas.”

The news comes after the shock announcement around a year ago that the band that made him famous, Grammy-winning two-piece band The White Stripes with his ex-wife Meg on drums, would be splitting after 14 years as a band.

Since then White has got a divorce and has been focusing on his record label, Third Man Records, spitting out re-releases, rarities, signing new artists, and new music including his bizarre collaboration with the Insane Clown Posse.

Although the album isn’t due out for a few months you can stream and purchase the first single, “Love Interruption”, digitally from the player below.

Blunderbuss is due for release on 24th April this year.